The founding chair of the Personal Injuries Board joined George Hook on High Noon today.
'What I think will happen, is insurance prices will come down immediately.'
Following the publishing of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance's report on the Rising Costs of Motor Insurance, the industry has been accused of ‘cartel-like’ behaviour, and Dorothea Dowling, for one, is very impressed with the work that has happened.
'What's really important is that this committee has examined the data that is in the public domain, and it not support what the industry has been saying'.
The report has proposed, among other things:
The other important thing Dorothea raised was the role of doctors in all of this, particularly in the case of whiplash claims. She said local GPs and doctors need to be taken out of the process, and independent court doctors need to be assigned.
You can listen to the full interview below.